Certificate Program and Diploma in Professional Astrology

Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills

Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology. 

To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have

  • Accsess to the student resource center
  • Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
  • Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
  • Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
  • Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
  • Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
  • Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete 
  • Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one hour online session devoted to interpreting charts. 

10-week courses

  • Chart Calculation

    Chart Calculation Primary Instructor: Christine Arens The math calculation labs guide the student into an understanding of how to calculate a chart by hand. If you want to pass the organizational exams, you will need these classes. They are also part of the guided learning series. Read More
  • E300 Astrological Heritage

    E300 Astrological Heritage Instructor: Inga Thornell Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
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  • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers

    E400 Astronomy for Astrologers INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield. Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize Read More
  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction

    W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction Instructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. It takes the astrological chart apart to help you understand what the core symbols of astrology represent. By the end of the course, you Read More
  • W102 Fundamentals II: Additional Tools

    W102 Fundamentals II: Additional Tools Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice Read More
  • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

    W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.  A good astrologer needs to know techniques, but they must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. In this course, students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client Read More
  • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

    W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell, Judith Holloway. Optional for the Certificate. Required for the diploma For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you. Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers and interpretations using the natal chart Read More
  • W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart Movement

    W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart Movement Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis.  This group of courses examines the development of modern Western methods used to understand the cycles experienced throughout an individual’s life. The objective is for students to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the Read More
  • W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement Tools

    W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement Tools Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. W111 continues the examination of the development of modern Western interpretive movement methods based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Students will continue learning to effectively use the graphic ephemeris with these additional tools as they refine their interpretation skills.
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5-week courses

  • E520B Calling and the Soul's Transformations

    E520B Calling and the Soul's Transformations It is a narrow view of soul that confines it to the individual and the world of the personal psyche. What is the intersection of individual and universal soul?  One name is magic. Another is a calling. Read More
  • V110 When all else fails ... MUHURTA: Vedic Electional Astrology for Western Astrologers

    V110 When all else fails ... MUHURTA: Vedic Electional Astrology for Western Astrologers Instructor: Kenneth Miller   Many astrologers who practice Western tropical astrology are curious about Indian astrology, but hesitate to explore it further. It seems so strange to have different names for the signs and planets and a different look to the chart. But Jyotish has many powerful tools that can enhance your practice - particularly Muharta, the Vedic art of electing a Read More
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